Vertical Root Fractures in Dentistry

  • Aviad Tamse
  • Igor Tsesis
  • Eyal Rosen

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-v
  2. Aviad Tamse, Igor Tsesis, Eyal Rosen
    Pages 1-5
  3. Leif K. Bakland, Aviad Tamse
    Pages 7-28
  4. Aviad Tamse, Herzl Chai
    Pages 29-47
  5. Richard E. Walton, Aviad Tamse
    Pages 49-65
  6. Richard E. Walton, Eric Rivera
    Pages 87-96
  7. Igor Tsesis, Ilan Beitlitum, Eyal Rosen
    Pages 97-107
  8. Silvio Taschieri, Stefano Corbella, Massimo Del Fabbro, Carlos Nemcovsky
    Pages 109-120
  9. Lars Bjørndal, Henrik Nielsen
    Pages 121-129
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 131-133

About this book


In this book, leading experts provide a comprehensive overview of vertical root fractures (VRFs) in endodontically treated teeth, which may be associated with potentially severe damage to the supporting bone. A helpful categorization of the various tooth and root fractures is presented and etiological factors are identified, with discussion of anatomical and biomechanical aspects and the dynamics of root fracture. The clinical and radiographic features of VRFs are described and illustrated in detail in order to help the clinician to achieve accurate diagnosis in a timely manner. Management of the tooth and the socket after extraction is fully explained, and novel treatment alternatives for the preservation of VRF teeth are proposed. The book concludes by considering medicolegal aspects. Both endodontists and general dentists will benefit greatly from the guidance offered on the common and clinically challenging phenomenon of VRFs.


Endodontic Complications Endodontic Treatment Infected Socket Prosthetic Restoration Tooth Fractures VRF

Editors and affiliations

  • Aviad Tamse
    • 1
  • Igor Tsesis
    • 2
  • Eyal Rosen
    • 3
  1. 1.Dept of EndodontologySchool of Dental MedicineTel AvivIsrael
  2. 2.Dept of EndodontologySchool of Dental MedicineTel AvivIsrael
  3. 3.Dept of EndodontologySchool of Dental MedicineTel AvivIsrael

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-16846-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-16847-0
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